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Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers are an essential part of Ancaster Community Services. They are the foundation on which our agency is built. We have a team of approximately 100 volunteers who dedicate their time, talents and resources to deliver our vital programs and services to the community.

National Volunteer Week

Thank you to all ACS Volunteers for your time, dedication, and generosity to the community of Ancaster!

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the Assisted Volunteer Driving and Shopping 4 Seniors programs onlyVolunteers for the Assisted Volunteer Driving program take older adults to medical and professional appointments in the Hamilton area. Volunteers with the Shopping 4 Seniors program grocery shop for a local senior and drop the groceries off at their residence. Please call us or submit your application today to get started!

All other programs at Ancaster Community Services have enough volunteers at this time. If you submit an application now, we will contact you when opportunities become available.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Ancaster Community Services.

Get Involved

Volunteer Positions

Download list of current volunteer roles with Ancaster Community Services.

If you would like to get involved with a dynamic community-based organization, please contact us here or call 905-648-6675

Fillable Application Form

Fill out the PDF form and email to us here to apply.

Word (.doc) Application Form

If you have any difficulties with the fillable application form, please use the MS Word version below.


We only have a limited number of volunteer opportunities outside our regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m to 4 p.m.).

Most of our programs require you to be 18+ and have a valid drivers license. However, there may be opportunities available at our Youth Engagement Program, The Net. For more information, please email Grace at or click here to visit their Instagram page @thenetacs.

It can vary depending on the time of year and the agency’s need for volunteers. However, it can take several weeks depending on the position you are looking for and our openings.

Yes. We track all mileage driven by volunteers and pay $0.45 per kilometer driven.

No. All of our volunteers (unless otherwise stated) are required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Police Check. Should you have any questions, please call the office at 905-648-6675. For more information about getting a police check, please visit the Hamilton Police website:

It is recommended that volunteers are vaccinated. However, this request will be discussed with the Volunteer Coordinator at the time of application.  ACS does not retain any copies of vaccination status. COVID vaccination is greatly appreciated by our staff, clients, and the community.